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New2BR/2Bath1800's Original Romantic Cabin(1-2 night stay accepted Mon-Thu)rs

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cabin in Mentone - Fernweh the 'Wanderer'

Beautiful And Quaint With All Modern Updates On East Fork Of The Little River

(We accept 1-2 day rentals during the week-Mon-Thursday depending on availability, and 3 day rentals for the weekends.) This Beautiful Cabin was taken timber by timber from its original location in Kentucky. IT is new-old construction taking over a year to build. Construction finish date was February 6th 2015. It is a sister cabin to 'Away from it All' vrbo-480579 which many of you have had the pleasure of staying in. The cabin is model pre-civil war construction, it was reconstructed using modern mortar technique and then added on to in its current location. The Cabin sits near the end of a private dirt and gravel road behind a locked gate. Secluded is an understatement. It is situated on a bluff overlooking the Crystal Clear East Fork of the Little River, just below a waterfall which can be heard as soon as you open the door to the car during the wetter seasons. We have an inviting large covered front porch with swing and with a larger open uncovered front porch with ample log furniture where many a book has been read in the fragrant mountain air. The Cabin itself retains all of its antique charm as you enter the Great room with its stone double sided wood-burning fireplace serving the great-room and the Master bedroom both located on the lower floor. The Upstairs is separated by a staircase that leads to a private spacious upper loft that contains three Queen Beds. The Master Bedroom downstairs is off of the Great-room and is garnered with mountain views through perfectly placed casement windows and King Bed, situated perfectly so that you can see the woods and sunrise from the bed. Off of the Master Bedroom is a Beautiful Master bath with stone walk in shower and copper slipper tub, set below a large window overlooking the woods. All sinks were imported from a copper-smith in Mexico. There is a fully functional kitchen with stainless appliances/dishwasher/stove/oven/refrigerator/freezer/microwave and all cooking supplies you will need. One Bathroom Downstairs off of the Great-room with a combo-shower and bath, and a Master Bath off of the Master Bedroom with a Walk in Stone Shower, and Large Copper Slipper Tub. High Efficiency Kenmore Washer and Dryer. 2 Flat Screen TV's up and downstairs with Roku/DVD/WII/Wireless Internet/Dish Network/Central Heat and Air. Land-line phone is present. Cell phone coverage is available from the front porch though spotty at times. I-phones work great through I-message or KIK/any internet messaging service. There is a Master Bedroom that overlooks a large elevated back porch over the river canyon and the river can be heard from an open window. There is a large stone hearth wood burning fireplace in the bedroom. The Bedroom opens onto a cozy screened in porch with a 5 person water therapy spa/hot-tub. There is a charcoal grill on the back porch. There is a fire-pit and picnic area above the river, and a built in gravel trail with staircases to the river itself where depending on the water level you can swim/float/fish/lounge or sit in the crystal clear mountain water. The house is about 10 minutes from Downtown Mentone, AL and 15 minutes from Fort Payne, AL for antique shopping/cultural activity/or fantastic food and music at the Wildflower Cafe or other restaurants. The canyon is also about 10 minutes away, and 5 Minutes from Alpine Boys Camp, Desoto State Park, Desoto Waterfall, and Lake. There are wildflowers galore and wild blueberries and blackberries and plums along the road depending on the season. Wildlife abounds everywhere. The Tin Roof provides a great sound to sleep to when it rains. There is a Fenced yard on the side of house for pets. The Cabin is behind a locked gate on a private road, it is very secluded. We accept 1-2 day rentals during the week-Mon-Thursday depending on availability, and 3 day rentals for the weekends. Just input your dates and I will get back with you with our availability by email or text. Wood is available for purchase, please see contract for the pricing. When you ask about dates we will respond with a contract sent to your email address if your dates are accepted and available. All dates are first come-first serve, so please respond quickly when you receive a contract. If you wait to make a decision then check the calendar again to be sure it still shows your dates available, it is updated several times a day as reservations are made. This area books up quickly all year long, so plan way ahead. Check out our other properties-Away from it All VRBO-480579 and Valhalla on the brow minutes from downtown Mentone-vrbo#778417, and Sandy Bottoms in Orange Beach Alabama VRBO # 665401


Rob Shaffer, MD

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Rob Shaffer
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016
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About Rob Shaffer

We love the outdoors, and this place we have made our weekend getaway and solace. It exudes peacefulness and was designed to be cozy yet modern in every way, so we could truly relax and be surrounded by nature.

Rob Shaffer purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Rob Shaffer chose Alabama Mountains

It is secluded, quiet, private, rustic, modern, comfortable is every possible way.

What makes this cabin unique

Every Season is amazing here.


based on 26 holidaymaker reviews

New2BR/2Bath1800's Original Romantic Cabin(1-2 night stay accepted Mon-Thu)rs
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

Peaceful, Beautiful, A little piece of Heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough wonderful things about our stay at Fernweh! My husband and I and our lab, Bear, were able to finally get away for a few days for some peace and quiet! We couldn't have picked a better place to do that very thing! The cabin was absolutely beautiful, decorated beautifully and well maintained. The beds were comfortable, the hot tub perfect. Spent a lot of time just sitting on the screened in porch reading a book. The water level was low, but we did walk down to the river on your beautiful walkway and stood in the middle of where Little River should be, but I'm sure it will be high soon enough! The fenced yard was GREAT!! We have never been able to take Bear with us but one time and it was nothing like your place! This is truly a place to get away from it all with all the modern amenties you could need! Thanks again for this beautiful place!! We enjoyed it so very much and hope to return!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great get away weekend

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was incredible. We loved it and will stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Wonderful family experience!!!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was amazing!!! We loved it!!! We will visit this cabin again!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 (plus our lab pup) loved every minute at this cabin, so much that our kids wanted to move in and never leave! The river was a beautiful walk down a blueberry bush lined staircase that we all enjoyed and just up the river was the most amazing swimming hole. Honestly if I would have packed more food we would have never had to leave the cabin because we were having so much fun. The Wildflower Cafe was just a short drive away and we enjoyed doing a family night hike with True Adventure Sports close by. Very relaxing and and refreshing cabin in the woods with all the luxuries of home, so grateful that you share this space with others, it's such a unique find! We can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Great Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time at the cabin. The cabin is secluded but close to Desoto State park. The cabin had everything we needed in it. It was decorated very well and the beds were very comfortable. The hot tub was an added bonus. We liked how close it was to Little River Canyon. We walked down and fished daily. We would defiantly visit again! We sat on the porch at night and listened to the river flowing. Very relaxing!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We will be back. It was clean, well furnished, beautifully decorated and perfect for our 20th anniversary. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to get away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Car: necessary

Mentone sits atop Lookout Mountain in historic DeKalb County, Alabama. The area is rich in natural beauty: DeSoto Falls (inside DeSoto State Park), Little River Canyon (Little River Canyon National Preserve), Little River, endless hiking/biking opportunities and so much more. Natural recreation is available at the parks and several area businesses offer activities like kayaking, canoeing, and horseback riding. Golf is also available, and area cities like Fort Payne (10 mins), Trenton (30 mins), Chattanooga (45 mins) and Rome (40 mins) offer shopping and restaurants in addition to those found in Mentone.

We invite you to learn more about our area both before and during your visit. Visit these web sites to do just that, or contact us with your questions.

•DeKalb County Tourist Association

•Mentone Area Preservation Association Museums / Informative / Educational / Historical

Fort Payne Depot Museum

Housed in a 1800s train deport, this museum has

historical artifacts from the area and from around the

world. Well worth the visit. Located in FortPayne (15 mins)

Alabama Fan Club & Museum

Home of the most successful country music act ever

Located in south FortPayne (15 mins)

Hosiery Museum

FortPayne is the sock capital of the world, and this

museum downtown by Union Park shows you how it

all happened. Located in Fort Payne (15 mins)

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

Located in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia (1 hour)


Lil Mole Run Golf Course

18 holes

741 County Road 647

Mentone, AL35984

Minutes from downtown Mentone

Saddle Rock Golf Course

9 holes over 2,181 yards with a par of 63

721 County Road 614

Mentone, AL 35984

4 miles from Mentone

Dogwood Hills Course

18 holes over 6,463 yards with a par of 72

26460 Alabama Highway 71

Flat Rock, Al

24 miles from Mentone

Air Castle Course

18 holes over 6,405 yards with a par of 72

2060 Back Valley Road

Trenton, GA30752

25 miles from Mentone


Rome Braves

Class A - affiliate of the Atlanta Braves

Located in Rome Georgia (1 hour)

Chattanooga Lookouts

Class AA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds

Located in Chattanooga, TN (55 mins)


True Adventure Sport

DeSoto State Park

Little River Canyon National Preserve

Shady Grove Dude Ranch

Ski Cloudmont

Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park

Tennessee (1 hour)

Ruby Falls ‚ Tennessee (1 hour)

Rock City, Tennessee (1 hour)

Incline Railway, Tennessee (1 hour)

RESTAURANTS Mentone/Valley Head

Moonlight Bistro:

Wildflower Cafe: MY FAVORITE!!

Big Jim's Bama-Q:

The Old Barber Shop Cafe:

Tigers Inn:

DeSoto State Park/Ft. Payne:

Most chains and some larger home-owned restaurants are in Fort Payne, about 20 mins from Mentone.


Downtown Mentone offers several great antique and unique gift shops:

- Orbix Hot Glass

- White Elephant Antiques

- Little River Hardware

- Crow's Nest Antiques

- The Gourdie Shop

- Crafts Village (beside Log Cabin Deli)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Mentone, Alabama Mountains

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £12
Wood-varies see contract £12
sundry supply fee £4
Cleaning Fee £49

Rates are Firm, see contract for all terms and refund policy. This is our home and we expect you to treat it with great respect, therefore leave it always better than you found it! Check your "Junk" Folder if you did not receive contract it will be from robertshaffermd hotmail address. 2 day rentals are allowed during the week and close to unrented dates.

You will be sent a contract with instructions so be sure the proper email address is in the request. VRBO does not publish email addresses or phone numbers in their text boxes-either receiving or sending, so please put appropriate information in the correct boxes. We accept Paypal-VRBO does not process our payments as they charge too much, personal checks are accepted on a case by case basis.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Mentone in Alabama

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Off the Great-room
  • Master Bath with walk in stone shower and beautiful exquisite copper slipper tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Large Double Bed
  • Master Bedroom with Private Master Bath, Walk in Stone Shower, and Copper Slipper Tub below Window overlooking woods with Double sinks. Off of the Great-room is a Common bath with combo shower/tub.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
This Cabin is the Older but newer and larger sister cabin of the romantic highly sought after 'Away from it All'. This is our personal cabin we built after we renovated Away from it All. It retains all of the charm but adds a master bath walk in shower and a little more space. It is located a few hundred yards up river from Away from it All, if you have stayed there in the past, it is just down the road a piece..:)

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